Cataract is the most common disease affecting the elderly. It occurs in 80% of persons older than 75 years. It is a natural consequence of the aging process eventually leading to the blurring of the eye lens. In some cases, the initial cataract vision can be improved by glasses since the swelling of the lenses causes myopization (minus diopter) in the eye, but with time and progression of the blurring of the lens, glasses may no longer be useful, and the only treatment option left is cataract surgery. Cataract surgery is one of the safest and most frequently performed surgical procedures in the world.
Phacoemulsification lens extraction (PHACO) with implantation of an intraocular lens (IOL) is the gold standard in cataract surgery. It is a surgery in which a 1.8 to 2.75 mm ultrasound probe passes through an incision to remove an opaque lens (cataract) and implant a clear, artificial lens. Thanks to the minimal incision, the wound heals quickly and it does not require stitches. The surgery is performed under local anesthesia by applying an eye drop anesthetic. It is painless and takes 10-15 minutes. The patient is discharged 15 minutes after surgery.
Today´s modern approach to cataract surgery significantly shortens the period that the patient has to be hospitalized from seven to a single day (one-day surgery), which considerably reduces the period that the patient needs to recover.
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